Noel James’ credits are too numerous to list in full; so we asked him to write his own biography to give you an idea how this bizarre man’s brain ticks. “My name is Infact Noel James, although I never pronounce the Infact”. These are the first words of Infact Noel James’ act; an act which, dare I say, confounds even his closest psychopathic hangers-on.
Noel James: Comedian
For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He does it for a living and has performed at all the major clubs and festivals. Glastonbury, Reading, Edinburgh to name but three.
Before entering showbiz old Noel tried his hand at teaching. Without much success, he taught English as a foreign language; he taught it as Welsh! WELSH – Old English translation meaning ‘Foreign’.
The above definition gains significance when you perceive his lilting delivery. Not only does it have totally tropical taste and perfect timing but indeed it stems from his mouth; which has its dark origins firmly rooted in that far-off land called Wales. As you will see, the rest of his body has no fixed abode; but its amazing what a transplant operation can do.
But not for him the comedy of stereotyping – he finds it all too easy. Well, he is a Capricorn (near the Sagittarius end which makes him a Saggycorn). His act is gag, gag, gag all the way – though some of it consists of non-baby-talk. Above all, his act is highly original; the guy who wrote it assured him of this.
Surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and yet, somehow strangely attractive. No, seriously he is a very accessible act who generally goes down well anywhere.
Noel James: TV Credits
- Packing Them in -Channel 4
- The Stand-up Show -BBC
- Giamocs -S4C
The last one you may not have heard of. It was a Welsh language Show which Noel Co-wrote and starred in; and it got nominated for the Rose of Montreux.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Noel James
Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs.
The Sunday Times
HTV & Wales on Sunday